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Peterborough United 4-3 Crawley Town

Dean Saunders
Dean Saunders' Crawley side host relegation rivals Coventry next Saturday in their final League One match

Crawley face relegation after conceding two goals in the final three minutes in a dramatic defeat at Peterborough.

Marvin Elliott fired the visitors ahead before Conor Washington equalised.

Michael Bostwick put Posh 2-1 up after the break, but goals from Mathias Pogba and Josh Simpson looked to have given victory to Dean Saunders' side.

Bostwick made it 3-3, before Washington turned in a loose ball to leave Crawley in the League One relegation zone on goal difference with one game left.

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Sussex:

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Saunders on Peterborough v Crawley

"We were just really unlucky and you don't want it to happen to you with two games to go. You want all the decisions to go your way.

"We were three minutes away from staying in the league.

"They're all devastated in the dressing room. Three of the goals hit the post and went in."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 25Zakuani
  • 22Almeida SantosSubstituted forBurgessat 70'minutes
  • 17NewellSubstituted forPayneat 81'minutes
  • 28Anderson
  • 6Bostwick
  • 10Oztumer
  • 37Da Silva LopesSubstituted forEdwardsat 66'minutes
  • 30Maddison
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 8Payne
  • 9James
  • 21Burgess
  • 23Norris
  • 29Edwards
  • 32Henry
  • 35Beautyman

Crawley

  • 1Jensen
  • 14Young
  • 6Bradley
  • 25Ward
  • 32Youga
  • 21Tomlin
  • 11SimpsonSubstituted forOyebanjoat 71'minutes
  • 16Fowler
  • 33ElliottSubstituted forMorganat 90+3'minutes
  • 28Pogba
  • 9McLeodSubstituted forSmithat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 7Edwards
  • 8Smith
  • 10Morgan
  • 18Harrold
  • 20Bawling
  • 30Price
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
6,270

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home21
Away13
Shots on Target
Home12
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 4, Crawley Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 4, Crawley Town 3.

Jonathan Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelly Youga (Crawley Town).

Foul by Jonathan Edwards (Peterborough United).

Kelly Youga (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Morgan replaces Marvin Elliott.

Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 4, Crawley Town 3. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gabriel Zakuani.

Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Attempt missed. Mathias Pogba (Crawley Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Crawley Town 3. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Smith.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

(Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jack Payne replaces Joe Newell.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jimmy Smith replaces Izale McLeod.

Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Harry Anderson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lanre Oyebanjo replaces Josh Simpson.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Christian Burgess replaces Ricardo Santos.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Crawley Town 3. Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Izale McLeod.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jonathan Edwards replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Attempt blocked. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Attempt missed. Harry Anderson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Crawley Town 2. Mathias Pogba (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Izale McLeod.

goal

As It Stood

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5Sheff Utd4519131365521370
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8Bradford451614155455-162
9Peterborough45188195255-362
10Fleetwood451612174751-460
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18Coventry451216174759-1252
19Crewe451410214374-3152
20Notts County451214194460-1650
21Crawley451311215277-2550
22Leyton Orient451212215767-1048
23Colchester44139225676-2048
24Yeovil451010253570-3540
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